Theresa is a Bell County native who graduated from Bell County High School in 1997. She attended Union College where she was a cheerleader at a collegiate level. There, she received a bachelors degree in elementary education. She then went on to the University of Tennessee where she received her special education degree and masters in school guidance counseling from Lincoln Memorial University. She finished at Union College by receiving her Rank 1. She is currently the Guidance Counselor at Middlesboro Middle School.

Theresa has always had a passion for health and fitness. She is Group Fitness and Bootcamp Instruction Certified through the “American Sports and Fitness Association”. She has been a group fitness instructor for the past 12 years, teaching her boot camp and step aerobics/total body training class. She strives to live a healthy life and LOVES helping others in their fitness journey!

Theresa has been married to her best friend, Jesse Allen (assistant principal and athletic director at Middlesboro High School) for 18 years. They have two wonderful children, Abney (13) and Ayden (10). Theresa loves working out, spending time with her family, traveling, her church..and shopping, of course :)!